Old Hats, a new clown comedy created by and starring Bill Irwin and David Shiner, opens on March 4 at off-Broadway's Pershing Square Signature Center. Directed by Tina Landau, the Signature Theatre Company production is scheduled to play a limited engagement through April 14 at the Irene Diamond Stage.
The new comedy reunites Irwin and Shiner for first time since Broadway’s Fool Moon, which they performed in 1993, 1995 and 1998. The new work combines music, movement and technology to create the duo's unique brand of hilarious magic and slapstick. The duo are joined on stage by musician Nellie McKay.
"Bill’s a really good clown, and I’m a really good clown—but together, we’re great," Shiner told Broadway.com. "A golden match. I could never imagine working with somebody else on the level I’m working with Bill. And believe it or not, we’ve never disagreed or had an argument. There’s never been any competition or one-upmanship. Our characters do enough of that stuff on stage!"
Watch the zany pair in a trailer for the show below!